On arrival at Indira Gandhi International airport, meet & greet by our representative & transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Delhi.
New Delhi: The capital and the third largest city of India is a fusion of the ancient and the modern era. Standing along the west End of Gangetic Plain, the capital city, Delhi, unwinds a picture, rich with cultural & architectural diversity, deep in history, monuments, museums, galleries, gardens and exotic shows. Comprising of two contrasting yet harmonious parts, the Old Delhi and New Delhi, this city is a travel hub of Northern India.
Delhi is a palimpsest, bearing the complexities, the contradictions, the beauty and the dynamism of a city where the past coexists with the present. Many dynasties ruled from here and the city is rich in the architecture of its monuments. Diverse cultural elements absorbed into the daily life of the city have enriched its character.
After breakfast proceed for full day city tour of old & New Delhi, drive past Red Fort, Jama Masjid, Raj Ghats, Lotus Temple, Laxmi Narayan Mandir, India Gate, Humayun Tomb, President House and Qutub Minar. Overnight at Delhi.
In the morning after breakfast drive to Jaipur (06 hrs drive), arrive & check into hotel. Evening to shop around the illuminated old markets of this lovely city. Overnight at Jaipur.
Jaipur: Jaipur is the first planned old city of India, located in the desert lands of Rajasthan. The city that once had been the capital of the royalty, now serves as the capital city of Rajasthan. The very structure of Jaipur resembles the taste of the Rajputs and the Royal family. In the present date, Jaipur is the major business centre for the natives of Rajasthan with all requisites of a metropolitan city. The city of Jaipur, painted in pink, grasp the appreciation of every visitor. One can see that hoary charm still alive in the avenues of Jaipur. Jaipur is the reservoir of Indian customs, traditions, civilization and legacy.
After breakfast at hotel move out to visit Amber fort on the elephant's back.
Amber Fort is usually pronounced as Amer Fort. In 1592, construction of the Fort was started by Raja Man Singh I. However, the Amber Fort took its present form during the reign of Raja Jai Singh I.
Visit the city palace (A delightful blend of Mughal and traditional Rajasthani architecture), Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), Jantar Mantar (consisting of outsized astronomical instruments). Overnight at Jaipur.
After breakfast at hotel leave for Agra (06 hrs drive) enroute visit Fatehpur Sikri, 37 km west of Agra. Jalal-ud-din-Muhammad Akbar, Humanyun's son, accessed the throne at the tender age of 14. While hunting around Sikri his curiosity was aroused by the songs of some minstrels about the celebrated Khwaja -Mu'inu'd-din Chisti, the founder of the Chisti order of SUFIS. Akbar, who was without a child heard about Saint Salim Chisti and visited him in the year 1568. The saint blessed him with 3 sons and in gratitude Akbar ordered the great mosque of Fatehpur Sikri built under his supervision. As a mark of respect to the saint, Akbar shifted his capital to Fatehpur Sikri and built various secular buildings like the Diwan-E-Aam, Diwan-E-Khas, Jodhabai palace, Birbal's house, Marian's house and the Panchmahal. On arrival at Agra check into hotel.
Overnight at Agra.
In the morning move out for the sight seeing tour to the magnificent Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.
Taj Mahal of India - "the epitome of love", "a monument of immeasurable beauty". The beauty of this magnificent monument is such that it is beyond the scope of words. The thoughts that come into the mind while watching the Taj Mahal of Agra is not just its phenomenal beauty, but the immense love which was the reason behind its construction. Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan got this monument constructed in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal, with whom he fell in love at the first sight. The very first sight of the Taj Mahal, the epitome of love and romance leaves one mesmerized.
Agra Fort - Built by the famous Mughal emperor Akbar in 1565 AD, the fort is predominantly of red sandstone. Ensconced within is the picture perfect Pearl Mosque, which is a major tourist attraction. It lies on the bend of the river Yamuna, almost in the heart of the town. Akbar built it as his citadel over the years 1563-73 in the finest architectural style. It has imposing gates and walls of red sandstone and a moat. Evening transfer to Tundla railway station to connect overnight train to Mughal Sarai (Varanasi).
Arrive Varanasi in the morning, meeting & assistance & transfer to hotel.
Afternoon visit Sarnath the buried Buddhist city where Lord Buddha gave his first sermon, Sarnath was a renowned school of learning from 6th century BC to 12th century AD. Visit the ruins, the stupa, the Buddhist temple and the Museum (museum closed on Fridays).Varanasi: Hindus holiest city and one of the oldest living cities in the world. Varanasi was already old when Rome was founded, a flourishing trade centre when the Buddha came to Sarnath to preach his first sermon. It was a city of great wealth and religious important when the Chinese travelers Hiuen Tsang visited in the 7th century.
Overnight at Varanasi.
In the early morning drive to Daswamedh Ghat and take a boat ride on the sacred river Ganges to see the cremation Ghats and witness the living traditions of one of the world's oldest and most important religions. (To start at 0500 hrs. for the best lifetime experience) For you to appreciate this remarkable city, we'll transfer you to the banks of the River Ganges before the sun rises. Board a boat with your guide and proceed to the middle of the river, where at sunrise the sight unfolds before you. Thousands of faithful come daily to the banks to bath and pray while in the background, temples and palaces rise in tiers from the water's edge.
Afternoon Half day, sightseeing tour of the city visiting the Bharat Mata temple with a big relief map of India in marble, Durga temple, Tulsi Manas Mandir, Banaras Hindu University which has an Art Gallery and the Mosque of Mughal Emperor Aurangazeb built on the site of an ancient Hindu temple.
Overnight at Varanasi.
Morning free, In time transfer to airport to connect flight to Delhi.
Meeting & assistance upon arrival & transfer to International airport to board on flight for onwards destination
Mr. Aashish Chawla
Block BB/54-D,Janak Puri, New Delhi, Delhi, India - 110058
Desert Tour - 11 D / 10 N
Delhi - Jaipur - Mandawa - Bikaner - Jaisalmer - Jodhpur - Delhi
Golden Triangle Tour - 6 D / 5 N
Delhi - Agra - Jaipur
Chandi Chowk - Raj Ghat - Red Fort
Taj Mahal - Agra Fort
Amber Fort - Chauffer
Gujarat Tours - 5 D / 4 N
Ahmedabad - Jamnagar - Dwarka - Somnath - Rajkot - Ahmadabad
Kashi Treveni Gayaji Tour - 5 D / 4 N
Varanasi - Gaya ji
Footsteps Of Buddha Tour - 4 D / 3 N
Patna - Rajgir - Bodhgaya - Varanasi - Delhi